20th December 2022

On the Sixth day of Christmas

My true love sent to me, six geese a laying …

The Australian Women’s Weekly, 24th November 1976 page 96.

Geese are distantly related to ducks and swans. True geese come from the family Anatidae, and consist of grey geese and white geese. (Some birds with the word goose in their names are not true geese.) Roast goose has been eaten at celebrations going back to ancient times. It became a popular meat for Christmas celebrations from the medieval through to the Victorian times.

The Australian Women’s Weekly, 14th December 1966 page 1 Christmas cook book.

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